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Myth Dynamite is a labour of absolute and unequivocal love for ancient mythology. We - Abi and Sarah - met back in 2016 when we both decided to happily sacrifice another year of further study at the altar of the Olympian Gods. We left a year later, with shiny new MA Classics degrees, and a firm friendship.​ Ever since we've had dinner after dinner (billed as catch ups) that would unsurprisingly result in conversations on myth, and how its many, many stories reflect and refract some of today' ...
 
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This time we’re bringing you a BIGGIE. The OG of myth, the big mumma of epic, probably one of the most famous stories from the Classical World: THE. TROJAN. WAR. And yeah – it’s another double (and this was us being concise... ish). If you’re hoping for a ‘A-Z of Troy’, then keep hoping. We’re not even sure that’s possible to be honest. But this ep…
 
But wait – there’s more? Part 2 of our Trojan ramble brings you a deep dive into THE ILIAD ITSELF *cue fanfare/war cry*. In the second of our Trojan War episodes, we take you on a very summary ride through the first of Homer’s great epics (it’s bumpy, there are shortcuts, peaks and troughs, roundabouts... are we taking this metaphor too far?). This…
 
APHRODITE Put down anything sharp, move breakables out of harm’s way, and prepare yourself... WE’RE BACK....AGAIN *party hats and poppers galore* We’ve returned with Season Three of Myth Dynamite (you’re welcome), and we’re starting with a biggie! We bring you the goddess of love herself – it’s APHRODITE *cue Meryl Streep’s exclamation at the end o…
 
APHRODITE PART TWO: yes everyone, we’re bringing Season Three back with a double episode bang (pun intended) In Part Two, we revisit our little teaser snippet on MythsBaby, and take you on a deep dive of one of the most famous and quoted statues ever, even though she’s lost to the depths of history herself – the Aphrodite of Knidos! We take you thr…
 
Yes it’s ANOTHER special episode (beginning to play fast and loose with the word ‘special’ now...). But this time we couldn’t help it because we’ve recorded an episode on the ancient Olympics and we could hardly wait another 4 years now, could we? Coinciding perfectly with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (or is it 2021? We’re really not sure anymore), it’s…
 
On the 27 May 2021, the British Museum opened their newest exhibition on the absolute OG of scandalous, dastardly Roman Emperors: Nero. He also happens to be Sarah’s personal passion project, so Abi just joined her to get all the juicy tidbits and nod along. We thought we’d try something a bit different and podcast ‘live’ in the exhibition ... but …
 
Recently we were lucky enough to be featured on the Let's Talk About Myths, Baby podcast, alongside the Against the Lore, as part of Liv's promotion of myth/classics podcasters. In the clip, we give you a bit of an episode teaser that we're planning for Season Three: Aphrodite. You'll hear all about the supposed "first female nude" and how... well.…
 
Following on from our Season One Tidbit Compilation, here are more myth fun facts from Season Two to sate your tidbit hunger (yes that’s a thing). In this compilation, we cover topics from Harry Style’s mythological island, Eroda, through to Assassin’s Creed and the original ‘tortured artist’ (in a horrifyingly literal sense...). Season Two brought…
 
After a suggestion from a listener, we’ve decided to release the ‘tidbits’ that close our episodes as a compilation of fun facts about ancient myth and culture and a little insight into our pod if you haven’t listened before. Here’s Season One’s collection. The subjects range from the elderly in myth through to Roman Emperor Augustus himself. Liste…
 
Oooooooh a SPECIAL episode?! We are fancy AF. And we are absolutely DELIGHTED to be joined by the lovely Laura Jenkinson-Brown, the creator behind Greek Myth Comix. If you listened to our last two episodes of Myth Dynamite Season 2 (and if you haven’t ... rude) then you will know that Abi and Sarah got a bit ... well ... mad about Odysseus. Listeni…
 
Yes, there's more. Here's Part 2 of our ranting about Odysseus. Enjoy. O Times, O mores! Yes, we did just use an obnoxious Cicero joke to signal the end of times. Or, more accurately, the end of times you’ll get an episode this season. But don’t worry, we’ve saved the best ‘til last for our season finale. You didn’t think we’d go out like a lead ba…
 
O Times, O mores! Yes, we did just use an obnoxious Cicero joke to signal the end of times. Or, more accurately, the end of times you’ll get an episode this season. But don’t worry, we’ve saved the best ‘til last for our season finale. You didn’t think we’d go out like a lead balloon, did you? Sarah and Abi are excited this week to bring you a doub…
 
*BREAKING NEWS* People’s Sexiest Hybrid Alive has been announced. Well, more accurately, Abi and Sarah accidentally spend most of this week’s episode discussing how sexy each hybrid group is. Remarkably, there’s more to this discussion than a simple case of objectification on our part. It’s interesting to us - fascinating to us in fact - how sexual…
 
This week Abi and Sarah bring you a very exciting episode on one of our favourite ancient women! You could call her a one-woman band, but I think that’s grossly underestimating her wide variety of talents. This week, we take you through the extraordinary life and times of Agrippina the Younger! In Part One, we take you through Agrippina’s early lif…
 
In this Part Two, we’ll take you through Agrippina's most famous years: her time as matriarch of the Empire during the reign of her son – Nero. The culmination of her political intrigue turned out to be a great success....or did it? How successful is Nero at building a collapsing bed? Are all the rumours true about their “special relationship”? You…
 
Warning: there’s some talk of rape in this episode (sadly it’s quite unavoidable in myth). This week Abi and Sarah nerd-gasm HARD (yes, it’s possible for us to get MORE nerdy) because we’re bringing it back to our main man, Ovid (Latin poet of the first-century BCE/CE) and his poem, published in around 8 CE: the Metamorphoses. NOT ONLY THAT, but we…
 
This episode, Abi and Sarah bring you our interview for Season Two with the wonderful Hardeep Dhindsa (*trumpet fanfare*). In our fascinating chat with Hardeep, we cover issues like the discipline divides in the UK, whiteness and Classics, and why most Classicists are “afraid of post-modernism”. (Honestly, anything this side of the eruption of Vesu…
 
If you ask us, this episode is also pretty *eye*conic. In Part Two of this topic, we bring you the main theme of the Cyclops – transgression (ooooooooh). Transgressing more than just the social norm of “don’t kill people for cheese”, Polyphemus is found crossing (or failing to cross) boundaries of love, genre, and landscape. All in all, he’s just a…
 
If you ask us, this episode is *eye*conic. We’re *eye*ing up one of our favourite mythological figures, the Cyclops, Polyphemus (yes he’s got a name guys, let’s use it). He’s our *blind* drunk, *eye*rate, *eye*ronic friend with just the one peeper (or is it just one?). In Part One of this topic, we’ll be taking you through his journey from epic mon…
 
Gosh, what a year this week has been! Don’t know about you, but we’re ready to Inception ourselves into wonderland, and live out our days in an idyllic ancient dreamworld That’s why today, somewhat hilariously, we bring you What A Wonderful World. Tune in to hear about ancient mythological places, and how the ancients used utopian worlds (anachroni…
 
It’s a new year and THANK GOD 2020 is behind us. We suspect many of you may have had a drink or two last night saying goodbye to this shitshow of a year, so we thought: who better to soothe your hangover than the god of revelry himself? That’s right, today we’re bringing you DIONYSUS, the god of wine, ecstasy, madness, theatre, generally cool anima…
 
This week, we bring you the great HELEN! We’ve wanted to bring her to the table for a long, long time now, and she will always hold a special place in our hearts as the character we slaved over countless times when we were testing the concept of Myth Dynamite. Helen was a great beauty, or so they say. She even launched c. 1000 ships with her face! …
 
*Sound the cymbals and the tympanum* Myth Dynamite has a Season Two coming your way and (in our humble opinion) it’s GLORIOUS. From highbrow academic discussions about ekphrasis – it’s more interesting than it sounds – to lowbrow (and shameless) Odysseus bashing, this season is jampacked with fun facts galore. We start from the OG of mythological w…
 
*Sound the hundred-reeded panpipes* Myth Dynamite has a Season Two coming your way and (in our humble opinion) it’s GLORIOUS. From highbrow academic discussions about ekphrasis – it’s more interesting than it sounds – to lowbrow (and shameless) Odysseus bashing, this season is jampacked with fun facts galore. We start from the OG of mythological wo…
 
*Sound the trumpets* Myth Dynamite has a Season Two coming your way and (in our humble opinion) it’s GLORIOUS. From highbrow academic discussions about ekphrasis – it’s more interesting than it sounds – to lowbrow (and shameless) Odysseus bashing, this season is jampacked with fun facts galore. We start from the OG of mythological women HERSELF – H…
 
This episode, Myth Dynamite gets political (gasp!) as we delve into the world of the Emperor Augustus and his manipulation of myth in one of the boldest and most drastic political overhauls of all time. A big claim and we’re sticking to it. In 27 BCE, Augustus became the first Emperor of Rome and dragged it from warring Republic into “peaceful” and…
 
This week, lovely Listeners, we bring you ... a third person! Let us introduce you to the third of our triumvirate (ooohhh – Roman joke): Ms Eden Wood. Eden teaches Latin and Classical Civilisation in a Scottish secondary school and is doing all the hard work of getting kids into Classics. For the most part, we’ll be chatting about HEROISM – a subj…
 
This week, it’s Witching Hour – or to be more accurate – Witching hours, because Abi and Sarah have brought you another two-parter. We know, we know – we’re a delight, and we really make sure you get all the detailed content you could wish for. Or, more accurately, Abi and Sarah found another topic about which they can’t stop waxing lyrical. You gu…
 
Oh hi! You’re back! You must have loved our first of the ‘Witch, Please!’ episodes, because you’ve come straight on over to part two! Right? If not, you should have, because in our totally objective opinion this is also a cracking episode. Have you ever wondered why the Romans hated Odysseus so much? Tune in to Part 2 to hear Sarah and Abi deliver …
 
This week Abi and Sarah get emotional about Classics, and this time it’s not a result of the overwhelming joy we feel for them (I mean, there’ll obviously be some of that too). Instead, we’ll be looking at one of our favourite duos with affection and a little bit of sadness. I know, right? Versatility! Seriously, though, we never thought a bath cou…
 
‘A Part Two?!’, we hear you cry with elation. How lucky are you? That’s right, Sarah and Abi talked for so long about Narcissus that we had to make two episodes (AND you’re hearing the significantly cut version…). Knowing Me, Knowing You part two will take you to Pompeii, images, art, Surrealism, and (inevitably) Disney’s Hercules. If for nothing e…
 
No, this episode isn’t about ABBA. Sorry. We’re especially excited for this one (we know we say this most episodes … but this one is special!), because our protagonist this week is Narcissus. This is the boy you fell in love with himself (you know, narcissism and all that). The world’s first selfie! We’ll be taking you through some of the different…
 
This episode Abi and Sarah tackle the enigma of Hades, God of the Underworld! We know, we know: he’s the god of the underworld and in some ways not such an enigma. Poor old Hades has been a bit pigeon-holed as another Prince of Hell or God of Death over the centuries. Let’s not rob either the Devil or the Grim Reaper of their jobs, people - it’s a …
 
Join us - Abi and Sarah - for the inaugural episode of Myth Dynamite *cue fanfare*. Seriously, though, we can promise little to no fanfare in this podcast, other than the copious amounts of fan-girling we do over myth and it's relevance in today's world. Click on the link below to hear how we fell in love with myth, and - hopefully - by the end, yo…
 
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